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COPs on the Hill – Stories from the week of February 19, 2010



COPs on the Hill

Stories from the week of February 19, 2010

 CPAC – A Love Fest:  The annual Conservative Political Action Conference (essentially 10,000 rabid* conservatives & Libertarians) met for three long days this week.  Wearing my COPs t-shirt over my dress shirt and tie, I had about 120 conversations (average audience was 4), passed out 250 business cards and received 101 times “love the shirt.”   Only 3 people said my position was wrong.    What a change from my first CPAC in 2006, when people were nearly spitting on me.

 Want to be on Fox News?:   Standing and chatting in the main hall on the first morning, a producer for Fox News walked up, engaged me in a small chat and then asked if I had time at 11AM to be on Fox TV.   Two hours later I was on their national broadcast for about 12 minutes.   The reporter asked solid questions, even as he remained agnostic in his tone.*  The producer said he was happy with the interview and will keep my info on file.   Good start to the conference!

 “Yes, I will vote for that bill.”   The first seminar I attended was on the 10th Amendment (essentially States Rights –  all powers not granted the feds are reserved to the States or the People).   The panel included Congressman Rob Bishop (R- UT).   I was able to ask a question directed at the Congressman. ‘Based on your strong belief in freedom and support for the 10th amendment, will support a bill this year in Congress to repeal federal prohibition of marijuana?   Will you allow the States to choose their own path?’

 Mr. Bishop, a social studies teacher for 28 years, said marijuana was bad for many reasons and that he had never supported legalizing it.  He continued, ‘However, I will vote yes for that bill.’   Later an employee of the RNC (Republican National Committee) congratulated me on the question and the positive answer.  Later I asked another R Congressman with whom I have a small relationship the same question.  ‘I am not there,,,yet.’    I had a sip of Crown Royal that night.  Small steps.

 Only took 6 months:  You can now join cops and donate via your credit card and Paypal on the website.  Please don’t ask why it took so long. L   Shirts seen below are now for sale.  You pick your logo or you can have your name on the shirt “Gene says….” J  COPs has raised exactly 20,000 in its first 6 months.  Thank you.  I hope to draw a small salary later this year.

 *rabid = verrückte

*agnostic in tone = neutral

 Consider being a member of COPs at $30.00 or more per year.  It is tax-deductible.  Add your voice to those who agree that Modern Prohibition/War on Drugs is the most destructive, dysfunctional and immoral policy since slavery & Jim Crow.

 Thank you, 


Detective/Officer Howard  Wooldridge (retired)

Drug Policy Specialist, COP – www.CitizensOpposingProhibition.org

Washington, DC

817-975-1110 Cell



Citizens Opposing Prohibition – Become a Member

PO Box 772

Buckeystown, MD  21717-0772


Modern Prohibition/The War on Drugs is the most destructive, dysfunctional &  immoral  domestic policy since slavery  & Jim Crow.



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